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Black shirt: trying too hard?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Kent Wang, Jun 7, 2006.

  1. The False Prophet

    The False Prophet Well-Known Member

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    A few thoughts.

    Noone is a lesser person for wearing black. It goes with everything and vice-versa (in theory at least). Most of all, it goes with other black things. It can look good, and the suggestion that this is only on women is a bit silly I think.

    However, it should not be worn with a tie, for the very important reason that one's tie should always be darker than one's shirt, I feel. And this is not possible.

    As to its casual-wear applications, look to Ralph Lauren of late. Much of it may not be to individual members' tastes, but it does not look abhorrent.

    Finally, I agree that colouring is an issue. I have fair hair and very pale skin so it can look quite nice. Were I otherwise, I think less so.
     
  2. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Well-Known Member

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    I thought this was a Josepidal thread.
     
  3. javyn

    javyn Well-Known Member

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    Well crap I just placed a bid on a black button up shirt to wear with my 3 piece gray suit and new light pink tie...
     
  4. Happenstance

    Happenstance Active Member

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    Black shirts, like velvet, are perfectly acceptable, but only after dark and without a tie.
     
  5. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Well-Known Member

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    Gets a lot of compliments from the ladies.

    So do Kenneth Coles, and amjack clothing generally.
     
  6. contactme_11

    contactme_11 Well-Known Member

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  7. itskub

    itskub Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]

    Would this be acceptable attire as a waiter? With a black tie? Or.... not?
    (I have a similar physique, and outfit for work only. )

    edit: but NOT those shoes.
     

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